Obituaries 10/06/2022

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Rose Marie Curry

  Rose Marie (Bovard) Curry, 86, of Rising Sun, passed away on Friday, September 30th, 2022 at the home of her daughter in Rising Sun.

  Rose Marie was born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana on April 22nd, 1936, the daughter of the late Kathleen (Weathers) Bovard and Selba Bovard. She was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, class of 1954.

  Rose Marie married Donald L. Curry on July 25th, 1958 in Rising Sun. Rose Marie and Donald were married over 59 years until his passing on November 9th, 2017.

  Early on, Rose Marie worked as an operator at the East Enterprise Telephone Exchange. Most of her life was devoted to providing a loving home and caring for her family.

  Rose Marie was a woman of faith and a member of the Rising Sun Church Of The Nazarene. She was also a member of the Windstormers Home Ec. Club.

  Rose Marie was noted for her poems and people were amazed she could recite all the lengthy verses from memory. She also enjoyed antiquing and playing euchre with family and friends. Rose Marie was a loving mom to her children, beloved maw to her many grand and great grandchildren and cherished friend to many.

  Rose Marie is survived by her daughter, Tamara Brett, of Rising Sun; by her four sons: Mark Curry, of Rising Sun, D. Lynn Curry (Patty), of Pataskala, Ohio, Christopher Curry (Nikki), of Vevay, and Shawn Curry of Rising Sun; by her grandchildren: Angel Lieland, Misty Weiss, Nena Curry, Joshua Curry, Lora Curry, Megan Kincart, Luke Brett, Tia Doolittle, Kelli Jones, Ian Curry, Wesley Curry, Shyanne Rugg, Braxton Eaglin and Elysia Melville; by her great-grandchildren: Sawyer Lieland, Willow Lieland, Nazreth Lieland, Canaan Lieland, Adrianna Curry, Brianna Weiss, Decklynn Weiss, Zion Burnett, Julian Burnett, Elijah Curry, Cameron Curry, Maddox Kincart, Georgia Kincart, Henry Jones, Liam Doolittle, Laila Doolittle, Lennon Doolittle and Braelyn Freytag; and by her great- great-grandson, Draven Marshall.

  Rose Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Selba and Kathleen Bovard; by her husband, Donald Curry; by her brother, Bernie Bovard; by her son-in-law, Dayle Brett; by her daughter-in-law, Marian Jean Curry; and by her grandson, Noah Curry.

  Visitation was held on Wednesday, October 5th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 6th, at the funeral home with Pastor Darwin Pressler officiating. Burial will be at New Liberty Cemetery in East Enterprise.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cass Union Scholarship Fund or Rising Sun Church of the Nazarene.

Ronald Hannah

  Ronald Gene Hannah, 79, of New Smyrna Beach, Florida (formerly of Ohio County), passed away on Sunday, October 2nd, 2022 at the Port Orange Nursing & Rehab Center.

  Ronald was born in Milan, Indiana on June 2nd, 1943, the son of the late Marcella (Detmer) Hannah and Austin Harold Hannah. He grew up on the family farm in Ohio County where he attended Cass Union Grade School; and was a 1961 graduate of Rising Sun High School.

  He served his country in the U.S. Air Force Reserves for a period of time.

  Ronald worked at Cummins in Columbus, Indiana for several years. He enjoyed car racing and later on began running and participated in marathons.

  Ronald is survived by his son, Robert Dale Hannah (Beth), of Rising Sun; and by his daughter, Sandra Lynn Graff (Frank), of Clarksville, Tennessee. He is also survived by his five grandchildren: Tyler Hannah, Macy Hannah, Connor Hannah, Mike Graff and Logan Graff; and by his three great grandchildren; Paisley, Makenzie and Nolan.

  Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, October 7th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 7th, with Tom Work officiating, at the funeral home.

  Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun United Methodist Church.

John ‘J.C.’ Iery

  John Clarence “J.C.” Iery, Jr., age 55, of Vevay, passed away on September 27th, 2022 at his residence.

  J.C. entered this life on March 18th, 1967 in Evansville, Indiana, the son of the late John Clarence Iery, Sr. and Anna Marie (Wilburn) Iery. J.C. was raised in Florence, Indiana and was a 1987 graduate of Switzerland County High School.

  J.C. was united in marriage in June of 1990 to Shana Dorane Ledford in Lowell, Ohio. This happy union was blessed with two children: Jerude and Nathaniel.

  J.C. was a former union steel worker, where he helped build Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence, Indiana; the Tree of Life at Walt Disney World in Florida; and helped with the reconstruction of North American Stainless in Ghent, Kentucky. He was also a former fabricator for Pioneer Pipe in Marietta, Ohio for 10 years.

  J.C. enjoyed welding, listening to music and mowing. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his children and his grandchildren.

  J.C. will be missed by his sons: Nathaniel Iery and Jerude Trent Iery of East Enterprise; by his step-son, Joshua Stoneburner and his wife Markie of Crooksville, Ohio; by his grandchildren: Brantley Iery, Clayton Iery, Chase Iery, Freyja Stoneburner and Brenjar Stoneburner; by his sisters: Joyce Hoskins and her husband Danny of Carrollton, Kentucky, Jackie Wehner and her husband Tom of Madison, Barbara Chilton and her husband Troy of Bedford, Kentucky, and Jeannie Beasley of Bucyrus, Ohio; by his brothers: James “Jim” Rider of Patriot, Johnny Rider of Florence, Indiana, and Eddie Iery and his wife Kathy of Birmingham, Alabama; and by his several nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, John Clarence Iery, Sr. and Anna Marie (Wilburn) Iery; by his brother, Jack Iery; by his sister, JoAnne White; and by his grandchild, Harlow June Iery.

  Visitation was held on Friday, September 30th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted following the time of visitation on Friday, September 30th, by Reverend Mike Jones at the funeral home.

  Interment followed in the Concord Cemetery, Patriot.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the J.C. Iery Memorial Expenses Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

James ‘Junker’ May

  James Thurston “Junker” May Jr., age 56, of Allensville, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, September 25th, 2022 at his residence.

  Junker entered this life on October 28th, 1965 in Madison. He was the son of James Thurston May, Sr. and Charlene (Kays) May, both of whom preceded him in death. Junker was a lifelong resident of Switzerland County, Indiana and was a 1984 graduate of Switzerland County High School.

  Junker was united in marriage on November 8th, 1984 to Kelly Ann Thompson.

  Junker continued in his family’s legacy, as he was a lifelong farmer who raised tobacco, corn, cattle, and hogs. Throughout his life, he also would help several local farmers around the county, plant and harvest their crops.

  He will be remembered for his love of baseball, and his favorite team was the Cincinnati Reds. His favorite player of all-time was Pete Rose. He took his passion for baseball and coached for several years, Little League Baseball at the Markland Park in Switzerland County.

  Junker will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Kelly May of Allensville; by his sons: Eddie May and his wife Krissy of East Enterprise and Luke May and his wife Cierra of Cincinnati, Ohio; by his brother, Charlie May and his wife Paula of East Enterprise; by his best friends, David Sandlin and Ricky Werner; by his grandchildren: Isabelle, Cassius, Buddy, Aamauriel, and Luke, Jr.; by his nephews and nieces: Troy, Benton, Lacy and Brevon; and by his several aunts, uncles and cousins.

  The family would also like to give a special thank you to a few of Junker’s neighbors; Dave and Rachel Schuler and Brett Boles for being so thoughtful, caring, and helpful to Junker over the years, as their kindness will not be forgotten.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, James Thurston May, Sr. and Charlene (Kays) May; by his infant brother; by his paternal and maternal grandparents; and by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

  At Junker’s request, no formal funeral services will be conducted, however the family will hold a private memorial service at a later date.

  Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family during this difficult time.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Rita Patrick

  Graveside Services for Mrs. Rita Roelker Patrick will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 8th,  in the Eastview Cemetery, Patriot.

  Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family during this difficult time.

Thomas ‘Tom’ Roy

  Thomas William “Tom” “Moss” Roy, age 73, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away doing what he loved to do at 4:38 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28th, 2022, in Vevay. 

  Tom entered this life on September 19th, 1949 in Russell Springs, Kentucky. He was the loving son of the late Curtis and Alberta (Rohrig) Roy. He was raised in Milan, Indiana and helped farm and bail hay. Tom was a 1969 graduate of Milan High School, where he played basketball and ran track.

  Tom was inducted into the United States Marine Corps on October 1st, 1969 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He rose to the rank of Private and earned the National Defense Service Medal. Tom was honorably discharged on May 13th, 1970 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

  On June 7th, 1969, Tom was united in marriage to Glenda Faye Powell in Switzerland County. This happy union was blessed with three daughters: Dorie, Julie and Summer.

  Tom and Glenda were remarried on December 24th, 2015 at their home in Aurora, Indiana.

  On June 18th, 1969, Tom was employed for Thatcher Glass in Aurora, Indiana, retiring on January 23rd, 2015, after 46 years of service. In the early 1980’s, Tom was an over the road truck driver for two years. He managed the Ohio County Gun Club in Rising Sun for a few years. Tom owned and operated Tom T’s Electric most all of his life.

  He was a former member of the Rising Sun American Legion Post #59. He was also a member of the Trap Shooters Association.

  Tom was baptized in the 1960’s and was a member of the Washington Baptist Church in Elrod, Indiana.

  Tom was a self-taught handyman and always gave his best. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trap shooting, golfing and collecting guns and knives. Tom loved watching his grandchildren play sports and watching the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals, as well as IU basketball. Tom will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends.

  Tom will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Glenda Faye (Powell) Roy of Aurora, Indiana; by his daughters: Julie Ann Roy and her companion Larry Sizemore of East Enterprise, and Summer Scheffler and her husband Dean of Rising Sun; by his son-in-law, Greg Peelman of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by his grandchildren: Emilee Abbott (Cameron), Eyan Peelman, Evan Peelman (Alex) and Kaylee White (Kyle); by his great-grandchildren, Landyn White and Clayten Toops; by his sisters: Rita Williams and her husband Dave of Fairland, Indiana and Sheila Banks and her husband Ron of Carrollton, Kentucky; and by his several nieces, nephews and cousins.

  He was preceded in death by his parents: Curtis Roy, who died on August 19th, 1994 and Alberta (Rohrig) Roy, who died on August 15th, 2003; by his daughter, Glendora “Dorie” Lynn Peelman, who died on June 7th, 2011; by his grandson, Thomas Jeffery “TJ” White, who died on October 25th, 2015; by his niece, Lisa Williams; and by his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Renzie M. Powell, Sr., who died on March 8th, 2017 and Elva Mae (Rucker) Powell, who died on October 30th, 2021.

  Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 6th, in the old sanctuary at Olive Branch Baptist Church, 2250 Milton Bear Branch Road, Dillsboro, Indiana, 47018.

  Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 6th, by Pastor Patrick Lanman, in the old sanctuary at Olive Branch Baptist Church.

  Interment will follow in the Olive Branch Cemetery, in Bear Branch, Indiana. Full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Rising Sun American Legion Post #59.

  Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family during this difficult time.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tom Roy Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Kelly VanOver

  Kelly Ann (Norris) VanOver, age 61, of Vevay, passed away at 12:31 p.m. on Monday, October 3rd, 2022, at the University of Cincinnati Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, is assisting the family during this difficult time.

Donna Walker

  Miss Donna Lee Walker, age 74, of Vevay, passed away at 11:50 p.m. on Thursday, September 29th, 2022, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

  Donna entered this life on September 7th, 1948 in Illinois. She was the loving daughter of the late John Donald Walker and Violet Louise (Horine) Walker. Donna was raised in Vevay, and was a 1970 graduate of Switzerland County High School.

  Donna volunteered her time at the Lords Cupboard in Vevay, and was always there to lend a helping hand at Switzerland Baptist Church, where she was a faithful member.

  Donna enjoyed reading and cross stitching.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, John Donald Walker and Violet Louise (Horine) Walker; and by her several aunts and uncles.

  Visitation was held on Tuesday, October 4th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted following the time of visitation on Tuesday, October 4th, by Pastor Lenny Thorpe, at the funeral home.

  Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Violet and Donna Walker Endowment Fund c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc.; or Switzerland Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Charles Wolf

  Charles William Wolf, age 39, of Madison, formerly of Patriot, passed away at 2:40 a.m. from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident on Highway 36 West in Carrollton, Kentucky on Friday September 30th, 2022.

  Charles entered this life on June 2nd, 1983, in Ontario, Oregon, the son of LaRae Sue Wolf. He was raised in Patriot, and was a graduate of Switzerland County High School.

  Charles was employed as a water meter installer for Pedal Valves, Inc. since February 11th, 2020. He was a former landscaper at Heritage Trail in Madison in 2018. He was a former carpenter and apprentice at BTB Construction in Madison from August 5th, 2019 to January 1st, 2020. He was also employed as a landscaper for Clifty Falls State Park in Madison.

  His children were his pride and joy and he loved spending time with them. He also enjoyed fishing, sports and hanging out with his friends and was a Cincinnati Bengals fan.

  Charles will be deeply missed by his children: Colton Lee Wolf and Dylon Robert Wolf of Patriot, and Gavin Todd Wolf and Grayson Asher Lee Wolf of Scottsburg, Indiana; by his mother, LaRae Sue (Wolf) McEndree of Earlsboro, Oklahoma; by his step-father, Joseph McEndree of Earlsboro, Oklahoma; by his brothers: Joshua David Hatcher of Ontario, Oregon and Todd Michael McEndree of Earlsboro, Oklahoma; and by his several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Janice Root.

  Visitation was held on Wednesday, October 5th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana. 47043.  Funeral services were conducted following the time of visitation on Wednesday, October 5th, at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice or Red Wolf Sanctuary of Rising Sun. Cards are available at the funeral home.